Professor Kevin Munro is Chair of the North West Regional Advisory Committee for NIHR Research for Patient Benefit.
Kevin is Ewing Professor of Audiology, Director of the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD), Deputy Director of the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre and theme lead for Hearing Health. He is an honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist at Manchester NHS Foundation Trust.
Kevin was brought up near Edinburgh, where he studied Medical Sciences before going on to gain his MSc in Audiology (distinction) at the University of Southampton (in 1986), PG Dip Management Studies at Brunel University (in 1997), and PhD in Audiology at the University of Southampton (in 2002).
He is a state registered clinical scientist with experience in all areas of adult and paediatric assessment and rehabilitation. Before entering academia, he was an audiology healthcare professional and worked at a variety of locations across the UK including Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Southampton. He has spent extended periods of time at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Kevin is the only audiologist to be awarded NIHR Senior Investigator status, and is Principal Fellow of the British Society of Audiology, Expert Advisor for the NICE Centre for Guidelines, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for the Australian National Acoustic Laboratories.
He has held many positions within the profession, including Chair of the British Society of Audiology and Chair of the Council of the International Journal of Audiology. He is an honorary life member of the British Society of Audiology, ‘in recognition of outstanding contribution to audiology education, research and leadership’.
Kevin is a member of the Phonak AG (Switzerland) International Paediatric Advisory Board. He has acted as an independent consultant to most of the leading international hearing instrument companies.